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Re: Non-Linux, non-Unix platforms

From: Andrey Borzenkov
Subject: Re: Non-Linux, non-Unix platforms
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 14:03:35 +0400

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM, A. D. Sharpe
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 8/1/2014 11:56 PM, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
>> В Fri, 1 Aug 2014 23:25:03 -0600
>> Dee Sharpe <address@hidden> пишет:
>>> Is it possible to use Grub2 on platforms other than Linux? Such platforms
>>> may not use the run level setup, which Grub2 seems to rely on.
>> What are you talking about? grub has nothing to do with run level.
>>>   Also, what about platforms that aren't Unix-based? Such platforms may
>>>   not run bash scripts or have "etc/" directories.
> My apologies. Apparently, I misunderstood what I was reading & thought that
> this information was current. [1][2] Considering the way the scripts were
> named, I incorrectly assumed that it was using runlevels.
>> Current version 2.02 beta2 switched from shell scripts to compiled
>> binaries; e.g. Windows is supported natively, you can download prebuilt
>> package from Also platform support code is sufficiently
>> modular so adding support for new systems should be easier.
> Good to know!

As I understand, you are concerned about grub-mkconfig. In this case I
apologize for confusion - "easy configuration" was not ported to
Windows - it remains shell code. What was ported, were utilities
required to perform grub bootloader installation. But you would need
to create grub.cfg manually on Windows.

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